For the first time, the national championships for men’s and women’s gymnastics will be held in the City of Anaheim. The 2017 P&G Gymnastics Championships will be held at Anaheim’s Honda Center on August 17 – 20, 2017.

This is good news for those who will be visiting the Downtown Disney District, which is merely 12 minutes away from the Honda Center. As we all know, Downtown Disney is an outdoor entertainment, shopping, and dining area located between the Disneyland Resort’s two theme parks. You can easily go to Honda Center to watch the championships and then go back to Downtown District during the evening or even later in the night to experience its vivacious and spirited atmosphere.

Aside from the gymnastics event, the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show will also be held at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 16 – 19, 2017. Winners in the P&G Championships will have the opportunity to join the junior and senior elite levels of the US national team. The championships are traditionally a part of the US team selection process for the World Championships.

Indeed, this is an important competition with the best gymnasts flaunting their routines and acrobatic moves. Anaheim has been known as a premier destination for sports and entertainment. Holding the gymnastics championships in the city will meaningfully add to that reputation.

Downtown Disney District

For those who are planning to attend this historic event, you can spend your days at the hotels near Disneyland Resort. Since the resort is merely a stone’s throw away from Honda Center, don’t miss out the opportunity to visit Downtown Disney. There are tons of shops and great restaurants where both adults and the kids will definitely enjoy. Visiting the place is a great break from the park. Here you can simply sit down and listen to jazz music, have coffee at Starbucks, take selfies, chill out, or shop for everything Disney and more.

If shopping is your thing, don’t miss out D-Street, Disney’s Pin Traders, WonderGround Gallery, and Disney Vault 28. Starbucks is an open-air café here for your complete relaxation experience. And don’t forget to get a bite of pretzels at Wetzel’s Pretzels. Your little Elsa and Anna will surely love Downtown Disney especially when you bring them to Anna & Elsa’s Boutique.

Indeed, there are plenty of things to do at Downtown Disney, whether you are staying for a day or spending your entire holiday at Anaheim. Make sure you drop by this festive place when you visit Anaheim.

Image Credit: Michael Goulding

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